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Term 2


Hello and welcome back from our October half term break! I hope you have all had a great couple of weeks. We have 7 action-packed and learning-packed weeks ahead of us. Here is some information about our learning and other important information to help us all support the children in the Hares Class. (Please see image of table below that maps out the children's learning also.)


In the maths sessions this term, the children will continue to work through our PowerMaths scheme of work. For the majority of the term, Mr Starkey and Mr Alfieri will teach the variety of number methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to the year 5 and 4 children. Please keep an eye out for the PowerMaths unit checklists which the teachers will post out on ClassDojo at the beginning of a new sequence of maths learning. Also, keep focusing on earning those coins on Times Table RockStars!


During literacy this term, the Hares will create both non-fiction and fiction pieces of writing. We will start by looking at poetry during Remembrance. Next, we will write a story within the context of a different culture. Finally, the children will begin to get their Christmas hats on by writing some instructions of how to make some Christmas food before finishing the term with a Christmas story with other classes. Thank you for continuing to support your child with reading. Please ensure the reading record stays up to date so we can log our reads for Reading Heroes!


Our topic this term is a geography based topic all about rivers in Europe. Please keep an eye out on ClassDojo for a termly topic homework, which will be sent out at the end of the first week. The children will also continue working on a PSHE unit as well as taking part in Enrichment activities.


Other useful information:

  • PE will be taught on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Children need to have correct kit in on these days.
  • Our termly R focus is Resilience and our Christian Value focus is Tolerance.


Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the term if needed,


Many thanks,


Mr Starkey

Term 2

Term 2 1

Dear parents and families,


I’d like to formally welcome you to the new academic year at our school. The Hares class has already been busy taking part in a range of activities including our school-wide portrait project! Here is some information for you and the children to help us all make this year fantastic!

This year, we have 18 year five children and 7 year four children in the class. Mr Alfieri will teach the year four cohort maths and science, whilst Mr Starkey will be the class teacher for the rest of the time. Miss Broomfield will support the class. We also have a fantastic french teacher, Madam Honorez, who will take the class for three terms throughout the year.


During the first term, the children will become historians and delve into the Victorian era. We will kick-start this great topic next Monday on our Victorian day! We can’t wait to see everyone dressed up in the school.

Our class dojo page will keep you up to date with the children’s work in both maths and literacy lessons. Information regarding our new PowerMaths resources will be posted for each unit of maths learning. If there are any problems following our page, please approach the school office to help us stay in touch. Please also see the image holding further information about the coverage during this first term.

The children will be taught PE on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during term 1, so please ensure that appropriate PE kit is in school on those days. Please look out for reading packets, which have been sent home today. These will have reading books, reading records and learning journals. We thank you for your continuing support with reading and spelling. Regular practice really makes a big difference! When a ‘read’ is recorded, your child will be able to collect points towards our ‘Reading Heroes’ scheme too!


Once again, I would like to welcome you back for the 2019/20 academic year. We very much look forward to working with you and the class this year.

Thank you,

Mr Starkey


Term 1

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